Sussex

Crawley Queens Square redevelopment work begins

Queen's Square design Image copyright Crawley Borough Council
Image caption Residents chose a design based on curved landscaping and planters for Queens Square

Work has begun on the redevelopment of Crawley town centre in an attempt to bring more visitors to the area.

Crawley Borough Council approved £3.2m plans for Queens Square in August 2015.

The design - based on curved landscaping and planters - was chosen by the public from a shortlist of three possible designs.

Peter Smith, from Crawley Borough Council, said: "We want to improve Crawley from the 1960s' new town it was designed as to a 21st century space."

He added: "We think it's critical for our town that we do this - there has been overwhelming support from the public."

A bandstand currently in the square will be refurbished and moved to the town's Memorial Gardens.

More on this story

Related Internet links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites